Dayalan P. Kasilingam

Dayalan Kasilingam, PhD


Electrical & Computer Engineering



Science & Engineering 213C


1987California Institute of TechnologyPhD in Electrical Engineering
1982California Institute of TechnologyMS in Electrical Engineering
1981Cambridge University, UKBA in Electrical Sciences





Fundamentals of electromagnetic waves, propagation, and radiation as a continuation of ECE 335. The course reviews general Maxwell's equations in integral and differential form, and electromagnetic boundary conditions. Poynting's theorem and Lorentz potentials are studied. Topics include the propagation of uniform plane electromagnetic waves in free space and in various media (including wave reflection and refraction, and skin effect), transmission-line theory using frequency- and time-domain analysis, analysis of waveguides and electromagnetic resonators, and fundamentals of radiation and antennas. Numerical techniques for radiation and scattering are introduced. Two laboratory experiments on transmission lines and waveguides are performed.

Introduction to the principles and practice of wireless communications. The course presents the concepts of frequency reuse and cellular structure and covers propagation effects, multipath fading, digital and analog modulation, diversity and equalization, multiple access, and wireless networks. The course also presents modern wireless systems and standards. The focus of the course is to understand wireless communications at a systems level and is designed as a senior elective for departmental majors. Basic understanding of electromagnetic wave propagation and communication theory is expected. The course includes a project related to new technological advances in wireless systems.

Topics of timely interest in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Course content may change from year to year according to instructor's preferences.


Research Interests

  • Adaptive signal processing
  • Applied Electromagnetics
  • Remote Sensing
  • Wireless Communications

Dr. Dayalan Kasilingam received the B.A. degree in electrical sciences from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K., in 1981 and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 1982 and 1987, respectively. From 1987 to 1992, he was the Senior Research Scientist with Ocean Research and Engineering, Pasadena, where he developed numerous techniques for analyzing and retrieving information from synthetic aperture radar images of the ocean surface. In January 1993, Dr. Kasilingam joined the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Dr. Kasilingam’s research interest is in radar remote sensing and applied electromagnetics. He received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Grant from the National Science Foundation in 1995. He has also been awarded research grants from the Office of Naval Research and NASA. From September 2005 through May 2014, he was the Chairperson of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Kasilingam has also performed sabbaticals at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC, and at the Center for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

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